plot taming … on hold!

May 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm 8 comments

…so after my mum’s valiant weeding efforts over Easter we made it back to the plot to plant our onion sets and sow some carrots.  That was weeks ago and after the downpours we’ve had I suspect they may well have drowned by now as we’ve not made it back since!  Never mind, E had a lovely time being walked around our patch, admiring Daddy’s hawthorn hacking handy work and meeting our allotment  neighbour Pat.

Entry filed under: allotment tales.

Operation Plot Taming plot taming … oh my word!

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lynnep  |  May 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Aw, he’s so cute, and what a clever boy, learning to wink! :o))

  • 2. peggy  |  May 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    baby is growing fast and I love his aran sweater, just the job for days on the plot.

  • 3. shaheen  |  May 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    aH look he’s already flirting with the girls.

  • 4. trevorhunt  |  May 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Start them young l say! I had my first patch when l was 5. I will be interested to know how your seeds have fared since you sowed them with all this rain. Good luck and enjoy that lovely boy!

  • 5. Fennel and Fern (@fennelandfern)  |  May 12, 2012 at 7:28 am

    These photos are lovely. I love just vegging out at my plot.

  • 6. nic@nipitinthebud  |  May 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

    lynne – apparently his dad used to wink at people from his pram as a baby!

    peggy – we love hand made knits and this one was passed on by a friend who’s little boy is now 3 – I’m sure we’ll blink and E will be that old toddling around the plot!

    shaheen – he’s a very grinny baby but especially with smiley ladies

    trevor – I’ll be interested to see how my seeds have fared too when I finally make it down there again! we certainly do (enjoy our lovely boy :o)

    fennel and fern – I think vegging about is all we’ll be doing this year! Hey ho, always next year and we’ll have an extra, all be it tiny, pair of hands then

  • 7. Biddy Burns  |  June 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Hello, I’m a New Media specialist working for an advertising agency based in London. We are working with a new start up business, who send personalised cakes for any occasion through your letter box. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a review of one of their cakes. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in and I can sort out getting the cake to you.

  • 8. Nip it in the bud  |  June 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Biddy
    How lovely that you found me – I’d be delighted to review a Baker Days cake. So many to choose from on the site – a new baby cake would be most appropriate I’d say. I’ll email you my contact details. Let me know if you’d like me to recommend any other food bloggers as reviewers. cheerio, N x


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